Category Archives: My Creative Pieces

Design Play: Exercise 9 – Line studies

I’m jumping around with the exercises in the book and missing some out as I’ve done similar things multiple times in the past. The goal: To explore the power of a line and the nature of a line versus a … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Creating a design

The goal: Take line drawings and create a workable design to print. After my initial drawings of irises and grevillea (very loosely translated) a couple of weeks ago I spent a few minutes messing around with floral bouquets and was … Continue reading

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Etching: Hobbiton

Sepia & a touch of black + 40% translucent on 250gsm Dutch etching paper Sepia & a touch of black, with slight blue highlight in the sky + 40% translucent on 250gsm cream Stonehenge Sepia & a touch of black, … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3

The goal: to turn solid shapes into line drawings and create variations on the theme. Part 1 For one day only, late last week, my Walking Irises came into full bloom.  I had a sea of green, white and purple … Continue reading

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Etching: Hobbiton – preparation

In 2014 I toured New Zealand and visited Hobbiton, the village created for the movie The Hobbit.  I, personally, thought the movie was only average but I love the scenery and special effects. Hobbiton is a marvellous place and would … Continue reading

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A little collagraph printing

Even though my Linear Containment book was fully completed and assembled earlier in the year I still have an itch to print the final plate in a different colourway and then perhaps stitch into it. The original print looked like … Continue reading

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Etching: line and shape figure – final prints

As can be seen from the earlier stage of this project here I cut the etched plates at an angle, leaving me with a couple of triangular offcuts to play with.  A good place to explore colour mixing. I then … Continue reading

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